Player of the Year
Gaithersburg, Senior, Quarterback/Safety
Locker-room leader, FCS target willed Trojans to best season since 2002, scoring 41 total touchdowns. County’s leading passer (2,322 yards) added 762 rushing yards. Also Trojans’ fourth-leading tackler, intercepted team-high 10 passes.
Coach of the Year
Gaithersburg, 10th year
Unfettered Fetters, scrapping long-preferred power running game in favor of spread offense to adapt to this year’s roster. Avenged only regular-season loss, ending Sherwood’s two-year reign atop 4A West Region.
Damascus, Sr., Quarterback
A cut above: 65 percent completions, eight TDs for every one interception.
Rockville, Sr., Running back
Again led Rams to playoffs, again topped county in rushing yards (2,132).
Wheaton, Sr., Running back
From single wing, unheralded but dynamic athlete ran for 1,909 yards.
Paint Branch, Sr., Wide receiver
Hauled in 53 passes for county-best 997 yards with 12 touchdowns.
Good Counsel, Jr., Wide receiver
Dynamic athlete averaged 134.4 all-purpose yards per game.
Rockville, Sr., Tight end
Caught 70 percent of team’s receiving yards (597), all seven of its TDs.
Quince Orchard, Sr., Offensive line
Longtime stalwart one of most physical trenchmen in the county.
Damascus, Sr., Offensive line
Mammoth senior (6-3, 275) paved way for undefeated regular season.
Good Counsel, Jr., Offensive line
His blocking helped Falcons rush for 2,545 yards, 34 touchdowns.
Sherwood, Sr., Offensive line
Not flashy, but reliable blocker for run and pass.
Whitman, Jr., Offensive line
Helmed line that produced 290.5 offensive yards per game.
Sherwood, Soph., Kicker
Consistently reliable with 8-11 FGs, 38 of 42 PATs.
Georgetown Prep, Sr., All-around
Scored 100 points, made 63 tackles, blocked four kicks.
Good Counsel, Sr., Defensive line
Returned two interceptions for touchdowns, had 8.5 TFL.
Damascus, Sr., Defensive line
Veteran end (6-2, 235) spearheaded defense with 41 tackles, five sacks.
Seneca Valley, Sr., Defensive line
Repeat selection led team in tackles, TFLs, sacks, passes defended.
Good Counsel, Sr., Linebacker
Future Virginia Cavalier giant had 48.5 tackles, 7.5 TFL.
Clarksburg, Jr., Linebacker
Eye-catching junior tallied 97 tackles, 13 for losses.
Quince Orchard, Soph., Linebacker
Hard-hitting playmaker made 71 tackles, two sacks, two INTs.
Quince Orchard, Sr., Linebacker
Maryland recruit often changed games, creating seven turnovers.
Sherwood, Sr., Defensive back
Playmaker had nine passes broken up, three INTs, 54 tackles.
Good Counsel, Sr., Defensive back
High Division I recruit was shutdown corner for Falcons.
Springbrook, Sr., Defensive back
Total football player; accomplished runner was better tackler despite undersized frame.
Damascus, Sr., Defensive back
Clutch performer’s breakout year included 82 tackles, three interceptions.
Good Counsel, Sr., Punter
Averaged 42 yards per punt, with long of 69 yards.
Good Counsel, Sr., Quarterback
Threw for 1,338 yards, 18 TDs.
Seneca Valley, Sr., Running back
Improved running between tackles.
Quince Orchard, Jr., Running back
Emerged as feature back down stretch.
B-CC, Sr., Wide receiver
Two game-winners among 11 TDs.
Gaithersburg, Jr., Wide receiver
Caught region-winning conversion.
Whitman, Sr., Tight end
Playmaker had 13 catches, 195 yards.
Georgetown Prep, Sr., Offensive line
Hoyas averaged 250 rushing yards.
Seneca Valley, Jr., Offensive line
Continues family’s standout line.
Good Counsel, Sr., Offensive line
Helped Falcons score 53 touchdowns.
Quince Orchard, Sr., Offensive line
Another longtime stalwart on line.
Landon, Sr., Offensive line
Quince Orchard, Sr., Kicker
Converted 75 percent of FGs, PATs.
Sherwood, Sr., All-around
Averaged 22.4 yards a touch, eight TDs.
Gaithersburg, Sr., Defensive line
Sack leader intercepted two passes.
Northwood, Sr., Defensive line
Racked up 14 sacks, 16 TFL.
Landon, Sr., Defensive line
Had 11 sacks, forced three fumbles.
Magruder, Sr., Defensive line
Heartbeat of Colonels front seven.
Georgetown Prep, Jr., Linebacker
Offers from Maryland, Boston College.
Damascus, Sr., Linebacker
Team’s defensive MVP had 85 tackles.
Walter Johnson, Sr., Linebacker
Led school’s best scoring D in decade.
Whitman, Sr., Linebacker
Broke program record for career tackles.
Georgetown Prep, Sr., Defensive back
Had 76 tackles, two INTs for scores.
Good Counsel, Soph., Defensive back
Anchored secondary with Countess.
Seneca Valley, Sr., Defensive back
Played best late; three turnovers vs. QO.
Quince Orchard, Sr., Punter
Averaged 37.5 yards per boot.
Landon, Sr., All-around
QB, leading rusher, stud defender.
Cole Ahnell, Walter Johnson, Sr., QB
Mike Boland, Georgetown Prep, Jr., OL
Terrel Carter, Gaithersburg, Sr., OL
David Collins, Avalon, Jr., A-A
K.C. Cotting, B-CC, Sr., A-A
Khare Cross, Gaithersburg, Sr., DB
Ned Daryoush, Whitman, Sr., OL
Ryan Davis, Walter Johnson, Sr., WR
Michael Flack, Whitman, Jr., WR
Caleb Furlow, Blair, Sr., A-A
Zach Gallion, Clarksburg, Sr., LB
Luke Howard, Landon, Sr., TE
Antoine Hudson, Landon, Sr., DB
Rachid Ibrahim, Avalon, Soph., RB
Terrence James, B-CC, Sr., WR
Michael Jefferson, Good Counsel, Sr., LB
Kevin Jones, Bullis, Jr., RB
Curtis Kamara, Churchill, Jr., RB
John Kelly, Bullis, Sr., LB
Henry Kuhn, Whitman, Sr., QB
Churchill Ndonwie, Springbrook, Sr., DL
Peter Ngoh, Einstein, Jr., RB
Sylvester Oni, Gaithersburg, Sr., WR
Chris Papadopoulos, Wootton, Sr., QB
A.J. Pignone, Sherwood, Sr., QB
Andrew Pitsenberger, Walter Johnson, Jr., LB
Nick Pugh, Damascus, Sr., TE
Naim Reid, Clarksburg, Soph., RB
Zach Seraf, B-CC, Sr., LB
Derrick Short, Springbrook, Sr., LB
Brandon Simms, Blake, Sr., A-A
David Smith, Paint Branch, Jr., QB
Boubacar Thiam, Seneca Valley, Sr., DL
Nick Thomson, Quince Orchard, Sr., DL
Lance Toomer, Sherwood, Sr., DL
Alex Uherek, Clarksburg, Sr., OL
Daniel Upson, Watkins Mill, Sr., WR
Gary Vaughn, Northwood, Sr., WR
Bene’t Willis, Paint Branch, Jr., RB